New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2020 has officially kicked-off. We were delighted to keep you posted on the best shows, promising designers and emerging trends. This update: Gabriela Hearst, Eckhaus Latta and Bibhu Mohapatra.
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New York Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week is full of great designers and shows. Since its hard to stay up-to-date with that many shows, we love to keep you posted.
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For this New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2020 edition, Gabriela Hearst was the first to a carbon neutral show. Hearst asked the location owners to cut down the power usage and models’ hair was done without electricity. Furthermore, Hearst asked help from EcoAct, a company that helps clients with issues concerning climate change and waste reduction. Wondering why the designer cuts the fuss? She hopes that by giving a good example, others will follow soon.
On top of this, Hearst designed a dream of a collection. Hearst aims to design pieces that make customers desire, and well – she simply succeeded. The usage of qualitative materials, local hand crafts and effortless silhouettes makes you definitely desire for more.
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“…she merged those fine materials with incredible made-in-NYC handwork. The macramé leather panels on the show-opening black cotton trench took weeks to complete. Another trench in ivory-colored wool silk was spliced with silk macramé pleats. Even more extraordinary were a pair of halter dresses, the bibs of which boasted geodes encased in silk crochet. In an industry first, Hearst’s show was carbon neutral. She asked Bureau Betak to cut down on the power usage and waste associated with production (the models’ hair was done without electricity). Then she enlisted EcoAct, an advisory group that works with clients to meet the demands of climate change, to calculate the emissions and determine the necessary offset amounts. Why go to all this trouble? Hearst explained: “So that this will eventually become an industry standard. If we can do it, other people can do it…” thank you @nicolephelps @voguerunway ?? #gabrielahearst
Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta brought their brand to a higher level this season. But that wasn’t the only thing: they shed new light on tailoring as well. As shaped and silhouettes become bigger and bolder, Eckhaus and Latta add an architectural twist to it. Then we should not forget about the shoes. As Eckhaus Latta collaborated with UGG to develop a shoe collection, they looked pleasantly comfortable. From fluffy mules to chunky boots: we would love to walk the runway on them.
The patterns and fabrics used were pretty damn good as well. Abstract patters alternated within one dress, creating a playful picture, while other garments stood out because of their simplicity and elegance. Overall, we can conclude that Eckhaus Latta has evolved very, very well over the past seasons. The designer duo does what’s its best at: creating enviable patterns and innovative silhouettes. Hurray.
The prize for the most original usage of fabrics goes to Bibhu Mohapatra. The designer created fairylike pieces of surprising materials. From pleated tule to shiny and flexible materials – it all looked fabulous, but not too glamorous.
Mohapatra seemed to know how to getting through to the fashion crowd. His embroidery was very on point, as well as the big shoulder party of some of his dresses. Mohapatra knows what the modern woman wants and works for it with his heart and soul. The great thing about his collection, though, is that he doesn’t make it too much. He knows exactly where to draw the line. We can’t wait or his next show to come.
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